As an undergraduate at UML, I was president of the International students. As President I promoted student awareness and participation in multicultural affairs. I was also an ambassador for the International Student and Scholar’s Office. As an ambassador, my duties included welcoming incoming international students to the university and helping them settle into campus life. As a graduate student, I was president of the Psychology Graduate and Student Organization and continued to promote a welcoming and inclusive campus at UML. I tried to raise aware of social justice issues occurring...
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... attention on those, who, as bell hooks wonderfully stated, fall on the margins of multiple marginalized identities; those whose experiences with oppression fall at the intersection of multiple forms of oppression in this society. For this reason my research interest has been on queer women of color as well as immigrants.
I intend to further my studies and pursue a Ph.D, with the aim of engaging in research on social justice and social action addressing social issues facing marginalized communities of color. I have firm interest in doing research with direct policy implications. The Chancellor 's Medal for Diversity and Inclusion will help contribute to my professional development and better prepare me for my future academic aspirations and research work. This award reflects my interest in social change and my efforts so far in advocating for social justice issues.
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